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Day: April 3, 2019

Nasarawa govt about to end doctors’ strike – Commissioner

Nasarawa govt about to end doctors’ strike – Commissioner

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Dr Roseline Kela, Nasarawa State Commissioner of Health, says the government was working towards ending the strike action by the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) in the state. Kela told newsmen, on Tuesday in Lafia, that the state Governemnt and NMA had been able to resolve two out of the demands of the union. “We have been meeting with them since Friday and as at yesterday, we were able to resolve the issue of career stagnation and arrears of the reviewed salary structure. “The only issue pending is that of over-taxation and a committee was set up with a view to addressing it,” Kela said. Kela, who led a team to observe situation at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital Lafia, following the strike action by NMA, expressed delight with the services being rendered at t
‘Self-Testing Tool’ll Help in Eradicating HIV/AIDS’

‘Self-Testing Tool’ll Help in Eradicating HIV/AIDS’

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In a bid to reduce the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, an iTest Principal Investigator, Dr Juliet Iwelunmor, has said that the HIV self-testing tools will help in curtailing the spread of the virus. Iwelunmo during a health designathon organised to foster the promotion of HIV self-testing among youths nationwide held in Lagos on Saturday said the goal of the event was to give talented young people the space, the resources, and the tools they need to develop solutions that would encourage other young people nationwide to self-test for HIV. The leader of a group, 4Youth by the Youth, Dr Oliver Ezechi, said the designathon was organised as a platform for youths in Nigeria to design and develop innovative and practical ways of improving HIV self-testing among young peopl...
Drug Trafficking: 20 Nigerians on Death Row in Saudi Arabia

Drug Trafficking: 20 Nigerians on Death Row in Saudi Arabia

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The Presidency said on Tuesday the execution of a Nigerian woman over a drug-related offence in Saudi Arabia was “pathetic and tragic”. The Nigerian was among four persons executed by Saudi authorities on Monday, according to the Asian country’s Interior Ministry. The others were two Pakistani men and a Yemeni man. Saudi Arabia has executed 53 people this year alone over drug-related offences. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, who expressed the feeling of the Federal Government, recalled that the woman became the eighth Nigerian to die under similar circumstances. The SSA, who spoke with State House correspondents in Abuja, disclosed that 20 others were still on death row in Saudi Arabia, besides 12 more already sentenced to